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10.6: Make a temporary Administrator account
Authored by: ehemmete on Mar 31, '11 12:23:50PM

Nice use of at!
Just to be sure people are aware... if you do this for a user, and they know what they are doing, they can remove the demotion back to a standard user. Any admin can get root access to the computer and therefore they can unload the launchd item.



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10.6: Make a temporary Administrator account
Authored by: macsadmn on Mar 31, '11 07:55:45PM

Thanks for the compliment on the use of the at command. As a side note, we usually don't tell users that they're being set up as an admin. We just tell them to type their username and password when prompted. Some of them know what's going on, but many do not. Most users aren't out to do bad things; they just want things to work :-)



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